J-Source Announces its Newsperson of the Year Shortlist

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - J-Source today announced its shortlist for the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award.

The Newsperson of the Year award seeks to honour a Canadian who has demonstrated excellence and had a positive impact on the quality of journalism in their community or across the country, perhaps innovating the way news is gathered and told, inspiring journalists, educators, and the Canadian public. 

The jury decided on the shortlist from a list of 28 nominees. The finalists are:

To read the J-Source Q&A with each finalist and for jury comments, click on each name.

"The jury had an exceedingly difficult time whittling down the excellent list of nominees to a modest shortlist," said Janice Neil, editor-in-chief of J-Source and one of five members of the jury. "We're pleased to present our final contenders who demonstrate innovation in story-telling, by using new and emerging technologies to research, report, present and disseminate stories on all media platforms."

The winner will be announced on February 28 at a Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk in Toronto.

Jury members:

Janice Neil, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Ryerson University (Toronto)
Nicole Blanchett Neheli, Coordinator/Professor Journalism Broadcast, Sheridan College (Oakville, Ont).
Candis Callison, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
Paul Benedetti, lecturer and Co-ordinator of the Graduate Journalism Program, Western University (London, Ont.)
Judith Dubois, journalism professor , Université du Québec à Montréal

About J-Source J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading schools and organizations across Canada.

SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information:

Wendy Kan
Program Manager
Canadian Journalism Foundation
416-955-0394 x502

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